'CAN MEMBERS OF A BROKEN HOME SURVIVE?
Dr. Ronnie W. FLOYD
In Hosea 1:2 we read, Whten the Lord first spoke througn Hosea,
the Lord said to Hosea, 'Go, tate--to yourself a .:ife atotr:,r-
and have children of harlotry, for the land connits flagrant
harlotry, forsaking the Lord. Hosea 2:19, 'And I will betroth you
to ne forever; Yes, I-will betroth--you to Me-in righteousness and n
justice, in loving kindness and in compassion.' Hosea 3:1, "Then
the Lord said to se, 'Go again, love a woman 4ho is loved Dy her
nusband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord love-. the.-sons of :srael,
though they turn to other gods and love raisin cates.' Hosea 6:1,
*Cone, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal
us; He has wounded ais, but He will bandage us.' 6hat a great Cord n ...
Bine of the most exciting Old Testasent-s tories is about;a.a. t.rnphet baaed
Hosea and his wife named Goner. In chapter one, verse two, we see
Hosea commissioned by God to sarrying this woran naned Goner, who
was bent toward the sin of adultery or harlotry. How ould you like
for God to cone to you and tell you to go out and iarrv the lacy in the
city who is nothing but a harlot and You stay true to her all tne davs
of your life. God spoke this way tc Hosea are tad htii zarr;, this
adulterous wonan by the name of Gooer.
In 2:19 we see the Lord speak to Hosea about His love for tsrael. Me
see in 2:19 a word that is used, the word is "betroth' Tte wori in
the Hebrew is the word, tares-, it leans to be steadfast, 0 be
faithfulu lhen it is used of Gad as its used in thixs tex'., it is
talking about the covenant love of God. The notivation was for Hosea
to be faithful to Goner even in spite of her unfaithfulness to nis.
Through this, for the first time ever -in Hosea's life, he would be
able to understano how a louing God puts uip vith a he!:ish nation like
Israel who would Continual!,. co0ait adul ery to His and not be rue to
-in who was the onl ...
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